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Why More People Than Usual May Be Watching State of the State Address Tonight

Where and when to watch or listen to the Massachusetts governor's annual address tonight.

 

I would suspect that the governor's  annual State of the State address is not, usually, a TV ratings champ.

But tonight's speech, which starts at 7:30 p.m., may attract more viewers and listeners than usual.

Why?

Since it happens on the heels of Gov. Deval Patrick saying he wants to raise $1 billion by hiking the Massachusetts income tax.

So you may want to watch tonight.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where:

CBS

ABC

NBC

NECN

Streamed live on boston.com

Streamed live on http://www.malegislature.gov/

If you know of other websites, TV stations or radio stations carrying the State of the State live, please add them to the comment section below.

kdroop January 17, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Here's the concern I have with additional taxes on education money. Will Sudbury be positively effected by that? We can't resort to passing overrides, so does additional state funding come back to our 'wealthier' community? The number one priority is educating our children, no question. But. How will Sudbury factor in to this? Will we be on the loosing end of state funding as we were with Education Reform? Is this another Ed. Reform addendum? How can we as a community ensure our children are still given a quality education? Do we begin to pass overrides as we had to with Ed. Reform, as we lost money from unfunded mandates? Lot's of debate necessary. Many questions will be raised.
kdroop January 17, 2013 at 03:22 AM
*not 'on' education money..'for' education money. Woops!
siobhan hullinger January 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Additional revenues will go towards the infrastructure such as the roads and bridges and the rail system first. The T alone has over a billion dollar shortfall. The first question as it relates to your post is: Where is the list and order of priorities? And what also should be asked: Where are the cuts in spending?
Liz January 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Why don't we start by reducing spending. $1 billion for the Mass Life Sciences Initiative. That can go--and that's even the industry I work in. Rather than raising taxes and making Mass even less competitive for businesses and losing more people.
Liz January 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM
No--the education money will go to failing schools. It always does. It doesn't matter how obvious it is that more money isn't the solution.

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